Known as the “City of Oaks” due to the plentiful oak trees.


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Welcome to Raleigh

It’s no wonder that Raleigh is consistently voted the best place to live in the United States! Known as the “City of Oaks” due to the plentiful, gorgeous Oak trees that line the heart of the city, Raleigh is home to numerous cultural, educational, and historic sites.
A cheap cost of living paired with great food, endless things to do and the charm of “Southern Living”, you can’t go wrong here! Home to hundreds of restaurants, large retail stores, entertainment complexes, parks and recreation areas. Family entertainment is easy to find as well as fun, outdoor things to do.

Downtown Raleigh

Separated into 5 districts (Capital District, Fayetteville Street, Glenwood South, Moore Square & The Warehouse District), Downtown Raleigh is your source of culture, entertainment, and fun, offering an abundance of activities from casual to elegant dining at over 165 restaurants or bars; shopping at a variety of clothing, furniture or antique stores; browsing through more than a dozen art galleries, or dancing the night away at the newest "hot spot." 
The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Raleigh features three theater venues and serves as the home for the North Carolina Symphony and the Carolina Ballet
Lisa's Favorite Places in Raleigh:
  • North Hills- shopping center with high end chains and indie boutiques, surrounded by upscale apartment complexes and hotels.
  • Rey's Restaurant - fine dining with a French quarter flair - featuers steaks, chops and seafood 
  • PNC Arena - hosts major concert tours, events, and family shows as well as is the home to NHL, the Carolina Hurricanes
If you are looking for information on public schools in Raleigh, you can click on the links below to learn more.
Curious about what homes are currently for sale in Raleigh? Click the link below and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Overview for Raleigh, NC

462,219 people live in Raleigh, where the median age is 34.2 and the average individual income is $42,632. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34.2 years

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Around Raleigh, NC

There's plenty to do around Raleigh, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Madden's Seafood, Confectionate Cakes, and Douglas Carroll Salon - Downtown.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$$ 1.42 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.76 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.22 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Raleigh, NC

Raleigh has 187,234 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Raleigh do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 462,219 people call Raleigh home. The population density is 3,142.02 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.62 / 51.38%

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Schools in Raleigh, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Raleigh. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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